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Chairman Genachowski on Broadband Adoption Among Low-Income Americans

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Released: April 30, 2012

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See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).

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April 30 , 2012
Neil Grace, 202-418-0506
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STATEMENT FROM FCC CHAIRMAN JULIUS GENACHOWSKI ON LAUNCH OF NEW

COMPETITION TO IDENTIFY THE BEST WAYS TO INCREASE BROADBAND ADOPTION

AMONG LOW-INCOME AMERICANS

“Low-income Americans are disproportionately excluded from the $8 trillion dollar global Internet
economy, and all of its benefits. By reforming the Lifeline program earlier this year to eliminate waste,
fraud and abuse, we were able to save tens of millions of dollars to support this competition. The data we
collect will help identify the best ways to close the broadband adoption gap and unleash the benefits of
high-speed Internet for every American.”
-FCC-

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